The Concrete Slab RH Test — So Easy Your Whole Team Can (and Should) Do It
Fabulous Floors|Issue 01, 2020
The Concrete Slab RH Test — So Easy Your Whole Team Can (and Should) Do It
Every year North Americans spend an eye-watering hundreds of millions of dollars on fixing moisture-related flooring failures. This may be happening in part because they see slab RH testing as an obstacle, rather than an obvious and necessary procedural step. There are a few reasons why RH testing is sometimes missed:
Jason Spangler

There’s a misperception that it’s a complex procedure with many moving parts.

There’s a fear of performing the test incorrectly and getting unreliable results.

Finally, there’s the simple fear of trying something new.

So, let’s address these stumbling blocks one by one, starting with...

Isn’t RH testing a complex procedure?

Not at all. The Rapid RH test system from Wagner Meters is easy to use. Here’s how it works. Drill a hole to the required depth, insert the probe, wait 24 hours, and then take a reading. That’s it.

The Rapid RH L6 then allows you to either document the results on paper or send your sensor readings (including ambient temperature and relative humidity (RH)) to our DataMaster app on your smart device.

The Rapid RH L6 also provides you with a way to automate the process of collecting the readings. This is especially helpful if you don't have the time to continually take readings at regular intervals.

What if the test results I get are wrong?

They won’t be if you perform the test properly.

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